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"Anderson Summer School Brewfest" at McMenamins' Anderson School

  • McMenamins Anderson School Brewery, Hotel, and Restaurant 18607 Bothell Way Northeast Bothell, WA, 98011 United States (map)
We're inviting area breweries to join us to pour some wondrous beers at this event! In Haynes' Hall, we'll have 7 McMenamins Breweries and 20 guest breweries pouring, along with six ciders. Outdoors, we'll have live music ranging from bluegrass to rock, and food for purchase. Bring your McMenamins Passport and go on a Discovery Hunt as well. 

Live Music Lineup:

1 p.m. 'til 3 p.m.:  Big Foot Mojo - Gypsy jazz bluegrass
4 p.m.  'til 6 p.m.: The Talbott Brothers - Rock from the heartland
7 p.m. 'til 10 p.m.: Ragged Union - Bluegrass

About Bigfoot Mojo

Upright bassist Belinda Underwood and national mandolin champion Josiah Payne met on the bluegrass scene in Portland, Oregon, as hired hands in other award-winning bands. Musicians in multiple genres since childhood, they both grew up in family bands before moving to Oregon, and were feeling orphaned without their families until they found each other in 2012. After playing together for 3 years as "Josiah and Belinda", they adoped the mascot of the Northwest when they became Bigfoot Mojo.

Songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, they have many creative offerings, including this new incarnation. Josiah and Belinda continue to mesmerize audiences with groove-based melodies and impeccable vocal harmonies (the kind that sound genetically-blended), setting a new standard for original music which defies genre boundaries.

Bigfoot Mojo plays with other amazing guest musicians to create a trio, quartet or bigger. Lately they have been featuring world-traveling guitarist Pete Kartsounes, when he is home from tour! Also featured is the young national twin fiddle champion Wilhelmina.

Josiah and Belinda also play together in the high-energy bluegrass band The Wild Wood and in their Middle Eastern funk band, Al Farasha.


About The Talbott Brothers

The Talbott Brothers are an Americana duo from Nebraska, currently based in Portland, Oregon. They form an alternative sound that balances sibling-blood-harmonies with their instrumental ensemble of guitars, mandolin, harmonicas and percussion. Their entertaining effect on stage is embraced by multiple generations, as they are known for charming and energetic performances that blend singer-songwriter styles with folk, rock, pop and blues.

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About Ragged Union Bluegrass

Boulder, Colorado, based original Bluegrass group, Ragged Union, will make their first appearance in Bend, Wednesday, October 14th, at McMenamin's Old St Francis School. The band will be on their way to Oakland for an Official Showcase performance at the 2015 Far West Folk Alliance Conference. Ragged Union is a six-piece, female-fronted bluegrass group, with a tinge of the traditional and a healthy dose of the blues. Featuring some of Colorado's finest pickers, Ragged Union takes the hard-driving, familiar sound of bluegrass and updates it with modern lyrics and arrangements - an "outsider" songwriting approach that has been steadily winning them fans since their inception in early 2014.





Attending Breweries and Cideries

  • McMenamins Anderson School Brewery
  • McMenamins Mill Creek Brewery
  • McMenamins Queen Anne Brewery
  • Bad Granny Hard Cider
  • Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
  • At Large Brewing Company
  • Locust Cider
  • 192 Brewing Co.
  • Whitewall Brewing Co.
  • Elemental Hard Cider
  • Five Rights Brewing Company
  • Dirty Bucket Brewery Company
  • Resonate Brewery + Pizzeria
  • Hellbent Brewing Company
  • Dru Bru
  • Ale Spike Brewery
  • Watts Brewing Company
  • Foggy Noggin Brewing
  • Middleton Brewing
  • Crucible Brewing Co.
  • Sound To Summit Brewing
  • Scrappy Punk Brewing
  • Elliott Bay Brewing Company
  • Decibel Brewing Co.
  • Chainline Brewing Company
  • Scuttlebutt Brewing Co.
  • Nine Yards Brewing
  • Haywire Brewing Co.